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Australia and New Zealand speaker tour, Brisbane

  • Lecture
  • Brisbane
  • 12 September 2018
  • 17:30 - 20:00
Australia and New Zealand speaker tour, Brisbane

About this event

Professor Andrew Harris, Australian director of Laing O'Rourke's future engineering and innovation consultancy presents the 2018 ICE Australia and New Zealand Speaker Tour.

Using examples from his work at the University of Sydney, Laing O'Rourke and elsewhere Professor Harris will explore the changes coming to the profession, and to the practice of engineering as a whole. This includes practical examples in robotics/automation, exoskeletons, digital tech, big data, additive manufacturing (3D printing), intelligent infrastructure, augmented reality, advanced materials and biomimicry.


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Professor Andrew T Harris PhD, BEng, BSc, CEng, FIChemE, CPEng, FIEAust, NER, RPEQ, MAICD

Andrew Harris is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Sydney, and the Australian director of Laing O'Rourke's future engineering and innovation consultancy, the Engineering Excellence Group.

Laing O'Rourke is Australia's largest private engineering and construction business, with local turnover of ~$3 bn p.a.

Andrew received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Engineers Australia (IEAust).

Throughout his career he has worked at the interface between industry and academia. He is an expert in disruptive innovation, with deep experience of most of the technologies likely to impact all industry sectors in the future, including IoT, robotics and automation, big data, digital, augmented and virtual reality, biomimetics, smart cities and AI.

Event venue

Laing O’Rourke
825 Ann Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane 4006

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